Free Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List – 7/6

Free Weekly Meal Plan week of July 6

The $5 Dinners Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List

Every week I will post 5 links to archived recipes, plus an additional 1 or 2 recipes for breakfast, snacks or batch cooking recipes.  You can click through to see the original recipe and print that recipe if you like. (Or go green and just come back to this post to get to the recipe.)

Y’all…I wanted to give you a heads up that change is a-comin’ again. The site continues to evolve and change as we see and hear your needs. One of the ways that we will continue to make improvements is in our meal planning. For years, I’ve offered this weekly meal plan for free…but it costs me a great deal of time and money to prepare each week. Soon, I will transition this weekly meal plan to our new paid meal planning subscription service. You can find out more information at We are currently in a closed private beta and are learning a great deal from our beta users’ feedback. I look forward to bringing this new, improved and more comprehensive plan to you each week!

The transition will take place sometime in early August…so stay tuned for more announcements! In the mean time, please enjoy these last few free meal plans and shopping lists!

The Recipes

And feel free to check out all the previous weekly meal plans with printable grocery list for other options!

Scroll down and you’ll see a list of ingredients for each of the recipes included, in the order they are listed above. I’ll include ALL ingredients, including many that you already have in your pantry, refrigerator, or freezer. If you have those ingredients, just don’t click them!

Put a check mark by each of the ingredients, and then print your grocery list and be on your way to the grocery store!

Walking Stuffed Peppers

½ lb. ground beef
1 small onion
1 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning
4 yellow peppers
1 15 oz. can black beans
1 15 oz. can corn kernels
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
Handful chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper
About 1 cup shredded pepper jack or cheddar cheese
Side dish suggestions – brown rice and/or chips with salsa

Beef & Bean Oven Tacos

1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion
2 cup black beans
2 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
8 taco shells (for 1 meal)
1 cup shredded cheese (for 1 meal)
Toppings, or side suggestions – shredded lettuce, salsa, avocado chunks, guacamole, corn

Red Quinoa with Grilled Summer Veggies

1 small zucchini
1 orange pepper
1/2 yellow pepper
1/2 white onion
2 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup quinoa
4 ears of corn

Mess Free BLT

(doubled recipe)

1 lb package of bacon
3/4 cup flour
8 slices of tomato
1/2 cup onion
3 cloves garlic
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
8 – 12 lettuce leaves (however much you like!)
16 slices of bread

Chicken Nachos

2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1/2 cup frozen corn
1 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes (diced tomatoes with green chilies)
1 15 oz. can (or 2 cups) black beans
1/4 red onion
Tortilla Chips ~ Use corn tortilla chips for a GF meal
1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
Serve with favorite fresh vegetable like 2 large broccoli heads

Mango & Coconut Rice Pudding

2 cups leftover or cooked rice
2 cups milk (I used rice milk)
1/2 cup sugar or preferred sweetener
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp coconut extract (optional)
2 large mangoes
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

How to Make the Perfect S’mores

Hershey chocolate bars
Graham Crackers

If you are seeing this in an email or in your reader and you’d like to print your grocery list, then click here to access the list feature, which is only available on the website.

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  1. Barbara says

    I love your site. I have recently gone on disability due to a neuromuscular disease after being a nurse for 36 years and I need desperately to cut our grocery bills! My husband averages 3 trips to gtocery store per week. I need to have menu and list and make him stick to it!

  2. Jerri says

    I signed up for a 4 week trial last week and have been INUNDATED with emails. I cannot find out how to stop my free trial and get off you email list. Please help

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